Certified Professional Midwife
Owner and Director at Authentic Birth Center
Hi, I am LaNette McQuitty, midwife at Authentic Birth center. I am so happy to be here! My journey to becoming a midwife and creating Authentic has been highly rewarding. I feel so blessed to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning my own birth center and offering "authentic" care to women and newborns in southeastern Wisconsin.
When Wisconsin began offering state licensure for midwifery in 2007, I immediately began the process to meet my longtime aspiration of assisting birthing families in their homes. My journey really started, though, years ago when I began supporting growing families as a Doula and Childbirth Educator. I have worked with hundreds of Milwaukee area families as a Doula and Educator since 1980.
In 2008, I dual-enrolled in The National College of Midwifery, Taos, New Mexico and the Midwest Maternal Child Institute, Chicago, Illinois. In spring of 2009 I completed a residency program living and working as a midwife with the tribes of Malawi Africa. After returning home from that life-changing experience, I began a six-month apprenticeship, working with a Homebirth Certified Nurse Midwife in Illinois.
In February 2010, I earned my Associate of Science in Midwifery Degree and sat for the NARM exam. I received my CPM in February 2010 and was licensed by the State of Wisconsin in April of 2010.
It has been an amazing couple of years as I navigated the path to becoming a CPM. Though the letters behind my name have changed, my belief that birth is a natural, normal, and healthy life event is stronger than ever!
I firmly believe that birth is a family-centered event, and birthing at home allows families to bond in quiet and delight. I continue to be profoundly aware of the power of women, the transformations that birth brings to families, and that births are, unquestionably, the most intimate, yet empowering moments in life.
My goals also remain the same.
I seek to care for and support expectant families that choose to birth outside of the hospital setting. I strive to provide exceptional skilled prenatal care with patience, warmth and respect. Moms, you will be treated like a queen!
I want to strengthen confidence in women with their ability to birth, breastfeed, and nurture their babies.
I will work to ensure that women continue to have choices regarding their births.